Children | Youth

Classes / Sunday Circles meet most Sundays.

child with paint on handsChildren attend the first part of the Worship Service most Sundays and go as a group to Religious Education (RE) classes for the rest of the hour or we may have short services with Sunday Circles for all ages following the service. Keep in touch for more information: Sign up for free e-newsletter.

NURSERY CARE is provided for infants and toddlers by a paid, experienced child care provider. Parents are free to stay with them or keep them in the service with the adults.

CHILDREN Pre-K – 4th Grade – Engage in our program that uses theme that connect to the themes in the worship service so parents and children can discuss on the way home. We try to make meaning of life’s mysteries through stories, wondering, art and play. See more about Theme-based Ministry on the UUA website).

smiling youth in a circleYOUTH Ages 5th – 10th Grade – Lounge in our youth room and find a community of acceptance to question, share, laugh and explore. Older youth can feel free to choose joining an Adult Sunday Circle or assisting in leadership of the younger Sunday Circle for children as well as participating in this program.

There is no fee for children to participate. Families of participants contribute financially to our church, and/or volunteer in our programs as their interests and abilities allow.

Our curriculum is designed to nurture:

  • Spiritual Growth,
  • Ethical Development,
  • Transforming Faith,
  • Communities focused on Justice and Love, and
  • Unitarian Universalist Identity.

We offer our children programs that hold them in love, ignite their passion for justice, and satisfy their need to know more deeply the diversity and wholeness of our Unitarian Universalist faith.

We’re helping children to find the religious language and story to live into their own answers to existential questions such as:

Who am I?
Where did I come from?
What is my purpose?
What are my gifts?
How do I choose to live my life?
Why am I lonely and sad sometimes?

OUR MISSION
The purpose of the Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church Religious Education Program is to provide a religious and moral environment that encourages development of personal beliefs and values, acceptance of self and others, and a sense of belonging to the church community. The Religious Education Committee has developed the following goals for the children participating in the program:

  • develop respect for one’s self, others and divergent ideas
  • become responsible for one’s self
  • identify themselves as members of the Unitarian Universalist religion
  • become aware of other religions
  • recognize they have the support of a caring church community and that they are a force for justice and love in this community and the larger world community.

pleasantly decorated room with safe playthings and rocking chairWe are also concerned with safety by having volunteers working in pairs, providing training, and having windows in each classroom to the hall which is monitored.

Our nursery provider is a paid professional and is available starting at 10:20 AM to care for your child while you atten services. If you’re a newcomer, learn more here.

See a sermon provided by youth, available on YouTube (now serveral years old, but an example of how our youth are supported to express themselves).

 

 

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